90 minutes of unlimited processo, DIY Bloody Marys and delicious eats to a chilled soundtrack of funk, soul and quality hip hop…
Have you tried it yet? Angelica’s bottomless brunch is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. It promises a heady mix of classic breakfast-cum-lunch dishes and unlimited tipples, all for just £23.50 for one course or £30 for two, which is a veritable bargain for what you get. So call your bessie, round up your mates and sweet talk your other half, because those lazy Sunday mornings are about to get even better.
It’s fair to say that Angelica’s bottomless brunch is a step up from the norm. In their envious position at the top of Trinity Leeds, you can look out on the city while you enjoy an endless supply of prosecco. Hell, you can even sit out on the terrace, despite the chill in the air, with blankets and heaters prepped and ready to keep you warm.
But what will you be eating? Before we can answer that, you’ll have to decide if you want one course or two. They have a traditional one-course brunch menu filled with all the classics – you can get Eggs Benedict or Florentine, cooked to Angelica’s exacting standards. Or what about Baked Eggs? They serve theirs with roasted peppers, cannelloni beans, goat’s cheese and warm sourdough bread for a deliciously healthy brunch – save those calories for the prosecco, right?
No brunch menu would be complete without a Full English, and theirs comes with crispy bacon, their signature pork and apple sausages and Doreen’s Black Pudding, alongside hash browns, seasoned tomatoes and portobello mushrooms – just choose how you want your eggs and you’re away. Or why don’t you go with something sweet, like their pancakes? You can pick from three toppings – the traditional maple and bacon, the indulgent banana and ice cream or a simple mix of fresh fruit and cream.
They’ve hand-picked their suppliers, so all their dishes are made with the very best ingredients. Take the Smoked Salmon & Egg Bagel for example, it’s a brunch favourite, but they’ve taken it to the next level, by sourcing their fish from Staal Smokehouse. From Alaskan hot-smoked king salmon to Icelandic cured ptarmigan, Justin Staal has travelled all over the world to find the best way to cure meat, game and fish. Now he makes his own on his family farm in East Yorkshire, including the smoked salmon you’ll be eating in this dish.
If you like your lunch to lean a little more towards lunch, try the two-course menu. The breakfast options are good, but this is your chance to get a taste of the high-end eats Angelica is famed for. Executive Head Chef Lee Murdoch has created a menu of creative classics that put a twist on your favourite dishes.
You can start with a stone cold classic, like the Tomato & Mozzarella Salad, served with aged balsamic vinegar, shallots and basil, or try something a little bit different. Have you ever had salt baked beetroot? They make it in-house and serve it with a salad of pickled walnuts and goat’s cheese. Alternatively, go for the homemade Pork & Chicken Terrine, which is perfectly paired with tomato and bacon chutney.
The mains are just as enticing. Treat yourself to an 8oz Beef Burger, decked out in all American style – we’re talking bacon, cheese, pickles, spiced relish and house sauce, with a portion of fries on the side. Or go for the oh-so-traditional Fish & Chips. If you’ve never had Chicken Holstein before, now’s your chance. Originally made with veal, this is a twist on a classic – think breaded chicken, topped with a fried egg, anchovies and their homemade caper butter.
There’s one more thing you should know about the food – they offer a range of refined seafood dishes that you can add on top of your bottomless brunch to make it a little more indulgent. Why not share a plate of six oysters with your friends for just £12?
But this is a bottomless brunch, so it’s not just food. You’ll get the usual free-flow prosecco, but you can also indulge in their DIY Bloody Mary. It comes complete with everything you need to make it your own – you can add Worcestershire sauce, tabasco and pepper to spice it up, then finish with garnishes like celery, cucumber and fresh lemon. And of course, you can have as many as you like in your 90 minute sitting – their eagle-eyed waiting staff will be on hand to top you up, so you’ll never be without a drink.
Right, one last thing. Every Sunday, they bring in one their three rotating DJs to spin the decks. DJ Anthony Dobson is one of them and he’ll soundtrack your brunch with the best funk, soul and hip-hop. The DJs start at midday, so you can get a lie in before you head to Angelica for a lazy afternoon of chilled out beats. Just remember to book – you can only get their free-flow brunch if you book ahead.
Angelica serve brunch all through the week, from 10am-2pm Monday to Friday and 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, but their bottomless brunch is only available on Sundays, between 10am and 7pm. It’s just £23.50 for one course or £30 for two with free-flow prosecco and DIY Bloody Marys.